Recent Publications

Working Paper Series

Article or Chapter

  • Thelen, Tatjana (2021) "Care as Belonging, Difference, and Inequality." in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Anthropology , edited by Mark Aldenderfer. New York: Oxford University Press. → https://doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190854584.013.353
  • Thelen, Tatjana (2021) "Kinship (in German)." in Begriffe der Gegenwart: Ein kulturwissenschaftliches Glossar , edited by Brigitta Schmidt-Lauber and Manuel Liebig, 261-270. Wien, Köln, Weimar: Böhlau.
  • Thelen, Tatjana (2021) "Review. Marilyn Strathern: “Relations. An Anthropological Account.” Durham, NC: Duke University Press." in Soziopolis: Gesellschaft beobachten.https://soziopolis.de/lesen/buecher/artikel/entfesselte-verwandtschaft

Book or Edited Volume

Article or Chapter

  • Thelen, Tatjana and Cati Coe (2020) "养老带来政治归属:时间维度、表征形式以及相互性. Chinese translation of 'Political Belonging through Elder Care: Temporalities, Representations and Mutuality'." in Journal of Qinghai Minzu University 46 (4): 9-21.

Article or Chapter

Article or Chapter

  • Thelen, Tatjana (2018) "Socialism: Marxist-Leninist-Maoist." in Encyclopedia of Anthropology , edited by Hilary Callan. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons. → https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118924396.wbiea1836
  • Thelen, Tatjana (2018) "Property." in International Encyclopedia of Anthropology , edited by Hilary Callan. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons. → https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118924396.wbiea2349
  • Thelen, Tatjana (2018) "Ethnographic Methods." in Handbook of Political, Social, and Economic Transformation , edited by Raj Kollmorgen, Wolfgang Merkel and Hans-Jürgen Wagener. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Thelen, Tatjana, Larissa Vetters and Keebet von Benda-Beckmann (2018) "Introduction. Stategraphy: Relational Modes, Boundary Work, and Embeddedness." in Stategraphy: Toward a Relational Anthropology of the State , edited by Tatjana Thelen, Larissa Vetters and Keebet von Benda-Beckmann, 1-19. New York, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Book or Edited Volume

  • Thelen, Tatjana, Larissa Vetters and Keebet von Benda-Beckmann (eds.) (2018) "Stategraphy: Toward a Relational Anthropology of the State." New York, Oxford: Berghahn.

Article or Chapter

  • Thelen, Tatjana (2017) "Property: An essential dimension of social organization and change." in Ökonomische Anthropologie: Einführung und Fallbeispiele , edited by Gertraud Seiser, 144-162. Vienna: Facultas.
  • Thelen, Tatjana and Erdmute Alber (2017) "Reconnecting State and Kinship: Temporalities, Scales, Classifications." in Reconnecting State and Kinship , edited by Tatjana Thelen and Erdmute Alber, 1-35. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Book or Edited Volume

  • Thelen, Tatjana and Erdmute Alber (eds.) (2017) "Reconnecting State and Kinship." Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Article or Chapter

  • Thelen, Tatjana (2015) "Care as Social Organisation: Creating, Maintaining and dissolving significant relations." in Anthropological Theory 15 (4): 497-515.
  • Thelen, Tatjana (2015) "Ethnographische Methoden." in Handbuch Transformationsforschung , edited by Raj Kollmorgen, Wolfgang Merkel and Hans-Jürgen Wagener, 255-264. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.
  • Thelen, Tatjana (2015) "Care of the Elderly, Migration, Community: Explorations from Rural Romania." in Rethinking Care: Kinship, Work, Institutions, and the Life-Course , edited by Erdmute Alber and Heike Drotbohm, 137-155. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Article or Chapter

  • Thelen, Tatjana, Larissa Vetters, and Keebet von Benda-Beckmann (2014) "Introduction to Stategraphy: Toward a Relational Approach to Anthropology of the State." in Social Analysis 58 (3): 1-19.
  • Thelen, Tatjana, Andre Thiemann, and Duska Vranjes (2014) "State Kinning and Kinning the State in Serbian Elder Care Programs." in Social Analysis 58 (3): 107-123.
  • Thelen, Tatjana, Larissa Vetters and Keebet von Benda-Beckmann (2014) "Stategraphy: Toward a Relational Anthropology of the State (Special Issue)." in Social Analysis 58 (3).

Book or Edited Volume

  • Thelen, Tatjana (2014) "Care/Sorge: Konstruktion, Reproduktion und Auflösung bedeutsamer Bindungen." Bielefeld: transcript.

Article or Chapter

  • Thelen, Tatjana, Cati Coe, and Erdmute Alber (2013) "The Anthropology of Sibling Relations: Explorations in Shared Parentage, Experience, and Exchange." in The Anthropology of Sibling Relations: Shared Parentage, Experience, and Exchange , edited by Erdmute Alber, Cati Coe and Tatjana Thelen, 1-28. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Book or Edited Volume

  • Alber, Erdmute, Cati Coe and Tatjana Thelen (2013) "The Anthropology of Sibling Relations: Shared Parentage, Experience and Exchange." New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Article or Chapter

  • Thelen, Tatjana (2012) "Economic concepts, common grounds and ‘new’ diversity in the Anthropology of postsocialism: Reply to Verdery and Dunn." in Critique of Anthropology 32 (1): 87–90.
  • Kay, Rebecca, Sergei Shubin and Tatjana Thelen (2012) "Rural realities in post-socialist space: Introduction." in Journal of Rural Studies 28 (2): 55-62.
  • Gingrich, Andre and Tatjana Thelen (2012) "Comparative Anthropology: Achievements, Failures and Future." in Ethnologie Francaise 42 (2): 385-391.
  • Thelen, Tatjana (2012) "'The natural order of things' and State Policies: Parenting in eastern Germany after 1989." in Ethnologie francaise, Special issue on Parentés et Paternités 42 (1): 45-54 , edited by Martine Segalen.

Book or Edited Volume

  • Kay, Rebecca, Sergei Shubin, and Tatjana Thelen (2012) "Rural realities in the post-socialist space (Special issue)." in Journal of Rural Studies 28 (2).

Article or Chapter

  • Thelen, Tatjana (2011) "Shortage, fuzzy property and other dead ends in anthropological analysis of (post) socialism." in Critique of Anthropology 31 (1): 43-61.
  • Thelen, Tatjana, Stefan Dorondel, Alexandra Szöke, and Larissa Vetters (2011) "‘The sleep has been rubbed from their eyes’: Social citizenship and the reproduction of local hierarchies in rural Hungary and Romania." in Citizenship Studies 15 (3-4): 513-527.

Article or Chapter

  • Thelen, Tatjana, and Haldis Haukanes (2010) "Parenthood and Childhood: Debates within the Social Sciences." in Parenting After the Century of the Child: Travelling Ideals, Institutional Negotiations and Individual Responses , edited by Tatjana Thelen and Haldis Haukanes, 11-33. Aldershot: Ashgate.
  • Thelen, Tatjana (2010) "Modernität, Mangelwirtschaft und Postsozialismus: Probleme ethnologischer und soziologischer Theoriebildung angesichts gesellschaftlicher Veränderung." in Sociologus 60 (1): 15-40.
  • Thelen, Tatjana and Carolin Leutloff-Grandits (2010) "Self Sacrifice or natural donation? A life course perspective on grandmothering in New Zagreb (Croatia) and East Berlin (Germany)." in Horizontes Antropologicos 16 (34): 427-452.
  • Thelen, Tatjana (2010) "Kinning im Alter: Verbundenheit und Sorgebeziehungen ostdeutscher Senior/Innen." in Verwandtschaft heute , edited by Erdmute Alber, Bettina Beer, Julia Pauli and Michael Schnegg, 225-248. Berlin: Dietrich Reimer.
  • Thelen, Tatjana (2010) "Two German localities: Introduction." in Family, Kinship and State in Contemporary Europe: The View from Below: Nineteen Localities. Vol. 2 , edited by Patrick Heady and Peter Schweitzer, 225-231. Frankfurt, New York: Campus.
  • Thelen, Tatjana and Astrid Baerwolf (2010) "Navigating Kinship relations in eastern Germany: Love, care and limits." in Family, Kinship and State in Contemporary Europe: The View from Below: Nineteen Localities. Vol. 2 , edited by Patrick Heady and Peter Schweitzer, 232-267. Frankfurt, New York: Campus.
  • Thelen, Tatjana and Haldis Haukanes (2010) "Parenting After the Century of the Child: Introduction." in Parenting After the Century of the Child: Travelling Ideals, Institutional Negotiations and Individual Responses , edited by Tatjana Thelen and Haldis Haukanes, 1-10. Aldershot: Ashgate.
  • Thelen, Tatjana (2010) "Privatizing Parenthood – Modernizing Childhood? Paradoxes of School Reform in Eastern Germany." in Parenting After the Century of the Child: Travelling Ideals, Institutional Negotiations and Individual Responses , edited by Tatjana Thelen and Haldis Haukanes, 141-161. Aldershot: Ashgate.

Book or Edited Volume

  • Thelen, Tatjana and Haldis Haukanes (2010) "Parenting after the Century of the Child: Travelling Ideals, Institutional Negotiations and Individual Responses." Aldershot: Ashgate.

Article or Chapter

  • Thelen, Tatjana, Carolin Leutloff-Grandits and Anja Peleikis (2009) "Social Security in Religious Networks: An Introduction." in Social Security in Religious Networks: Anthropological Perspectives on New Risks and Ambivalences , edited by Carolin Leutloff-Grandits, Anja Peleikis and Tatjana Thelen, 1-30. New York, Oxford: Berghahn.
  • Thelen, Tatjana (2009) "Social Security, Life Courses and Religious Norms: Ambivalent Layers of Support in an Eastern German Protestant Network." in Social Security in Religious Networks: Anthropological Perspectives on New Risks and Ambivalences , edited by Carolin Leutloff-Grandits, Anja Peleikis and Tatjana Thelen, 94-122. New York, Oxford: Berghahn.

Book or Edited Volume

  • Leutloff-Grandits, Carolin, Anja Peleikis and Tatjana Thelen (2009) "Social Security in Religious Networks: Anthropological Perspectives on New Risks and Ambivalences." New York, Oxford: Berghahn.

Article or Chapter

  • Thelen, Tatjana and Astrid Baerwolf (2008) "Traditionalisierung in der Flexibilisierung: Familiäre Arbeitsteilung in Ostdeutschland." in Flexibilisierung: Folgen für Arbeit und Familie , edited by Marc Szydlik, 275-294. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.

Article or Chapter

  • Thelen, Tatjana and Rosie Read (2007) "Social Security and Care After Socialism (Special Section)." in Focaal 50 (2).
  • Thelen, Tatjana (2007) "'Veteran Care' Shifting provision, needs, and meanings of enterprise-centred pensioner care in eastern Germany." in Focaal 50: 35-50.
  • Read, Rosie and Tatjana Thelen (2007) "Introduction. Social security and care after socialism: Reconfigurations of public and private." in Focaal 50: 3-18.
  • Thelen, Tatjana (2007) "Partition and Partings: The Paradox of German Kinship Ties." in The Partition Motif in Contemporary Conflicts , edited by Smita Tewari Jassal and Eyal Ben-Ari, 221-242. Thousand Oaks, London, New Delhi: Sage.

Article or Chapter

  • Thelen, Tatjana (2006) "Law and mutual assistance in families: A comparison of socialist legacies in Hungary and eastern Germany." in Journal of Legal Pluralism 53-54: 177-207.
  • Thelen, Tatjana (2006) "Lunch in an East German Enterprise: Differences in Eating Habits as Symbols of Collective Identities." in Zeitschrift für Ethnologie 131: 51-70.

Article or Chapter

  • Thelen, Tatjana (2005) "Violence and social (dis)continuity: Comparing collectivization in two East European villages." in Social History 30 (1): 25-44.
  • Thelen, Tatjana (2005) "Caring Grandfathers: Changes in Support between Generations in East Germany." in Generations, Kinship and Care: Gendered Provisions of Social Security in Central Eastern Europe , edited by Haldis Haukanes and Frances Pine, 163-188. Bergen: Universität Bergen.

Article or Chapter

  • Thelen, Tatjana (2004) "Gewalt und soziale Reproduktion: Ein Vergleich der Kollektivierungspraxis in zwei Dörfern." in Anthropologie der Konflikte , edited by Julia Eckert, 136-154. Bielefeld: transcript.

Article or Chapter

  • Thelen, Tatjana (2003) "'The New Power of Old Men': Privatisation and Family Relations in Mesterszállás (Hungary)." in The Anthropology of East Europe Review: Central Europe, Eastern Europe and Eurasia 21 (2): 15-23.
  • Thelen, Tatjana (2003) "Are the kuláks back? Inherited Capital and Social Continuity in Mesterszállás, Hungary." in Distinct Inheritances: Property, Family and Community in a Changing Europe , edited by Hannes Grandits and Patrick Heady, 329-346. Münster: Lit.
  • Thelen, Tatjana (2003) "'The son of a fox is a fox, the son of a dog a dog': Forms of capital and local perception of success in a Hungarian village." in Breaking the wall: Representing anthropology and anthropological representations in post-communist Eastern Europe , edited by Viorel Anastasioae, 205-228. Cluj-Napoca: EFES.

Book or Edited Volume

  • Thelen, Tatjana (2003) "Privatisierung und soziale Ungleichheit in der osteuropäischen Landwirtschaft: Zwei Fallstudien aus Ungarn und Rumänien." Frankfurt a.M., New York: Campus.